For Christmas my Mum gave me the book One Yard Wonders. It's great! There are loads of cool ideas and patterns to make all sorts of things out of only one yard of fabric! It's a great way to use up all of those yards of fabric that I randomly buy because they are so pretty or are on sale, and then they just sit in a corner. That was what I thought...but then after Christmas my Mum and I took Jaimie (my brothers girl-friend) to Mardens and went one yard crazy!!!
I bought 4 different kinds of fabric, and the total was less than $14! Talk about a steal!
My first project from the book was the Scrunchie Bag (pg. 166). I really like it. Here's the front:
And the back.
I did make a few modifications to the pattern. First I added a zippered pocket on the outside, perfect for holding my chapstick, keys and cell phone. Then I added an inside pouch pocket, good for holding a grocery list (I like to put the grocery list in the pocket but never look at it when I am at the store). When I cut out the pieces I thought they seemed a little big, and Charlie confirmed my thoughts that it would have been too large...like big enough to fit a small child, so I made it smaller. And lastly the pattern told me to add elastic on the bottom of the bag to make it scrunch. I didn't want yucky white elastic on the bottom of my bag so I made a cover out of scraps of fabric to hide the white elastic, but the effect is still the same.
Now I just have to figure out which projects to make and use the rest of my fabric!
Be sure to check out the other Sew N' Tell's for the week!